Human Services

Degrees and Certificates

Courses

HSRV/EDUC126 : Introduction to Special Services

Interdisciplinary survey of current research, practice and trends in the identification of children and adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs. The services required to support quality education, training and development through the life span will be described. Intended for students interested in the fields of special education and human services for the developmentally disabled.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CDCC/PSYC110 or HSRV115 or PSYC135 or permission of instructor.

HSRV115 : Introduction to Social Work and Human Services

Introduces students to the history, practice and values of the social work profession. The course provides an overview of the American social welfare system and the roles and skills utilized in human service areas of practice in which social workers and other human service workers are involved. Students will become aware of private and public agencies in the community to facilitate an understanding of jobs in the social welfare system.

Credits

3

HSRV116 : Social Agency Skills and Processes

Introduces primary skills used in social agencies by human service workers to help clients and to bring about social change. These include interviewing and problem-solving counseling, data collection and assessment skills, case planning and management skills, referral skills, documentation skills, and social change skills. Emphasis is placed on connecting these helping skills to the conceptual frameworks and guiding principles of the social work and human services professions upon which they are based. These topics conform to Topics C201-Introduction to Counseling and C202-Introduction to Techniques and Approaches as approved by the Addictions Professional Certification Board of N. J., Inc.

Credits

3

HSRV141 : Assessment Skills in Addiction Counseling

Provides knowledge and skills used in the assessment of addiction. Topics include the pharmacology of addiction, the initial interviewing process, biopsychosocial assessment and differential diagnosis, and diagnostic summaries of chemical addictions and compulsive gambling. These topics conform to Domain I of the CADC coursework as prescribed by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of N.J., Inc.

Credits

3

HSRV142 : Counseling Skills in Addiction Counseling

Examines the theory and practice of counseling in the addiction counseling field. Individual, family and group approaches as well as the topic of crisis intervention are covered. These topics conform to Topics C203 through C209, Domain II of the CADC coursework as prescribed by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of N.J., Inc.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

HSRV143 : Case Management with Addicted Populations

Focuses on the referral, consultation, and documentation skills in case management with addicted populations. The special needs of and approaches to case management with HIV clients are studied. These topics conform to Domain III of the CADC coursework as prescribed by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of N.J., Inc.

Credits

3

HSRV144 : Client Education with Addicted Populations

Provides students with the knowledge and skills to give information concerning addiction to clients, their families and significant others. The course also prepares students to provide education about addiction to colleagues and community organizations. These topics conform to Domain IV of the CADC course work as prescribed by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of N.J., Inc.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

HSRV141 or permission of instructor.

HSRV145 : Professional Issues in Addiction Counseling

Sociocultural and growth issues related to professional effectiveness will be studied. Topics include legal and ethical responsibilities, cultural competency, personal and professional growth, the use of supervision and consultation, and community involvement. These topics conform to Domain V of the CADC course work as prescribed by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of N.J., Inc.

Credits

3

HSRV215 : Internship in Human Services

Designed to give student the opportunity to apply formal education to an actual work situation in the Human Services field under the supervision of the course instructor and the sponsoring Agency/Entity supervisor. In addition to the 135-hour field experience, students attend classroom sessions on a schedule determined by the course instructor.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

For Human Services majors the prerequisite is HSRV116 with HSRV115 to be taken either as a prerequisite or concurrently. For Addiction Counseling Professional Series students the prerequisites are HSRV116, HSRV141, HSRV142, and HSRV145.